Production has today been resumed in the Siri field in the Danish part of the
On 31 August 2009, the operator of the Siri field, DONG Energy, decided to stop
production from the field. The decision was caused by a routine inspection
revealing cracks in a subsea structure connected to the oil storage tank
underneath the Siri platform.
A temporary solution involving a metal frame that supports the subsea structure
is now in place ensuring the stability of the construction.
Now that Siri is back in production, the adjacent fields, Nini, Cecilie and
Stine can also resume production. The oil produced from these fields is
transported through a pipeline to the Siri platform and via the subsea oil
storage tank of the platform to a tanker.
A permanent repair of the damage is expected to be finalised in second half
DONG Energy's partners in the area are Noreco and RWE.
“We are pleased to have Siri and its connected fields back in production.
Together with external business partners, our staff at the platform and onshore
have carried out a great job with securing the installation without
compromising the safety of those involved. We now have a robust solution until
we in second half of 2010 have a permanent solution in place, so that we can
continue production from the area many years ahead”, says Jesper Nørrelund,
Vice President of DONG Energy in charge of the company's Danish oil and gas
The production stoppage at Siri will adversely affect DONG Energy's expected
production from the area in 2009. However, as the production from other DONG
Energy fields has exceeded expectations, the overall effect will not alter the
previous guidance for DONG Energy's financial results for 2009 or the company's
expected investment level.
For additional information, please contact
+45 9955 9560
Morten Hultberg Buchgreitz
+45 9955 9750